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Manufacturing Day shines a spotlight on local manufacturers while highlighting career opportunities for high school students. (MOBILE, Ala.,) October 21, 2019 – During its month-long celebration of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day), Bishop State
Chickasaw High School students tour Austal USA for Manufacturing Day
Community College will host about 175 high school students, faculty, and staff on seven tours of four different manufacturing facilities. It is all an effort to highlight modern manufacturing—a vibrant and growing industry that offers diverse, high-paying career opportunities. Each tour of a manufacturing facility will provide Mobile and Washington County high school students a first-hand glimpse of several industry professions in our area. “This month-long celebration is to engage the collaboration of our partners in education and in industry,” says Chante Hendrix, the Enrollment Specialist for Bishop State Community College. “These opportunities provide students with the knowledge they need to know how to enter the manufacturing field and they also bring awareness to the skills that are required for the field which they can learn at Bishop State.” MFG Day, an annual national event held in communities across the country, is supported by thousands of manufacturers as they host students, teachers, parents and community members at open houses, plant tours and more to change perceptions of manufacturing and highlight the high-tech and innovative companies that are solving tomorrow’s challenges today. [caption id="attachment_197464" align="alignleft" width="265"]
Chickasaw High School students tour Austal USA for Manufacturing Day
Chickasaw High School students tour Austal USA for Manufacturing Day[/caption] Bishop State partnered with Austal, AM/NS, Alabama Aviation College, and Airbus to provide students from Chickasaw, Citronelle, Saraland and B.C. Rain High Schools as well as the Bryant Career Technical Center and Washington County High School a first-hand experience of the work of local industry professionals. “We at Bishop State appreciate our industry and educational partners as together our teamwork will best prepare future leaders in the industry,” says Hendrix. First held in 2012 by its founder, the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International, MFG Day is now organized by The Manufacturing Institute—the education and workforce partner of the National Association of Manufacturers. The kick-off events around the country and month-long initiative give manufacturers the opportunity to address the skills gaps they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the industry as a whole. Learn more about MFG Day and the significant impact this event has across the nation here. About Bishop State Community College Bishop State Community College dedicated to serving the educational and workforce development needs of the community. Bishop State is an accredited, state-supported, open-admission community college offering academic transfer opportunities as well as high-demand technical and adult education programs. It is the college’s mission to provide its students with a quality and affordable education that equips them with the skills and knowledge needed to successfully enter the workforce and thrive. For more information, visit www.bishop.edu. More information on Manufacturing Day is available at www.mfgday.com. [gallery ids="197473,197472,197463,197471,197470,197469,197468,197464,197465,197466,197467"]
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